Intercultural Preparation for Managers Going to Japan

Judy C. Nixon (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga)
Judy F. West (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga)

American Journal of Business

ISSN: 1935-5181

Publication date: 28 October 1995


Today’s manager must be knowledgeable of the Japanese culture. Understanding the differences between the Japanese and American cultures’ non verbal communication systems is necessary for successful friendships and thus successful business transactions. Americans must learn how to comprehend the significance of important Japanese traditions; e.g., the bow, business card exchange, different meanings of eye contact, facial expressions, typical body gestures, tactile aspects, and time concepts.



Nixon, J. and West, J. (1995), "Intercultural Preparation for Managers Going to Japan", American Journal of Business, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 57-64.

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